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Backup Exec 2010 R3 - Restore Active Directory

Created: 11 Oct 2013 | 1 comment


I’m making an IT Disaster Recovery Plan for our company Crystal Steel Fabricators Philippines Inc.
We have an existing license in Backup Exec and 2010 and 2012.

We’re currently doing a Test Run of the Full Backup / Restore jobs on a virtual Environment (I’m using vmware workstation).

I can restore all the files and some programs just fine, however it seems that the Active Directory Domain Services isn’t working.

Here’s what I did in the Virtual Environment:

Full Backup Job Operation

1.       Installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit

2.       Added Active Directory Domain Services role.

3.       Run DCPromo.exe then reboot after configuration and installation
domain name = DR.Local

4.       Added some Organizational Units and Users

5.       Installed some programs.

6.       Installed Backup Exec R3

7.       Configured Ubuntu as Remote Media Agent Storage.
(This is also in Virtual Environment, this served as my Virtual Tape Library)

8.       In Backup Exec 2010 R3 I added Ubuntu as my Remote Media Agent Storage
(I can already see the Virtual  Tape Library in Ubuntu and can do backup jobs just fine)

9.       Performed Full Backup Job (backup job finished without problems/error)
System State
Microsoft SQL Server “BKUPEXEC”
Shadow Copy Components

Full Restore Job Operation

1.       Added a new Virtual Machine

2.       Installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit

3.       Configuration is the same with the previous Server (Computer Name, FQDN, IP Address, Windows Directory)

4.       Installed Backup Exec 2010 R3

5.       Added Ubuntu Remote Media Agent Storage

6.       Inventory and Catalog all the Media Devices (Virtual Tape Drive Library)
(the Full Backup that I just did earlier is available)

7.       Reboot the New Server in Directory Services Restore Mode

8.       Run Restore Job (FULL).
(this restore job finished without errors/problem)

9.       Reboot.

When the restore job was finished I rebooted the New Server, checked my Old Files, and some programs.. They were there.
However I can’t get my Active Directory Services working. Did I just missed something here? Please see screenshot below for your reference.


Operating Systems:

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Jaydeep S's picture

Here is a step by step pocess of the DR wih Server 2008/R2

What is the error in that image, it is not really readable due to the image size.